Rep. Kevin McCarthy
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The Select Committee on January 6th will not conduct a credible investigation, House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) said Sunday in a statement regarding the composition of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-Calif.) hand-picked anti-Trump committee.

Pelosi rejected Rep. McCarthy’s committee appointees, Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) and Rep. Jim Banks (R-IN), and replaced them with two anti-Trump Republicans, Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) and Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL), in order to ensure the committee is comprised entirely of members who will support her pre-determined narrative, the GOP leader says:

“Speaker Pelosi’s rejection of the Republican nominees to serve on the committee and self-appointment of members who share her pre-conceived narrative will not yield a serious investigation.

“The Speaker has structured this select committee to satisfy her political objectives. She had months to work with Republicans on a reasonable and fair approach to get answers on the events and security failures surrounding January 6.”

McCarthy notes that the Senate has already conducted and concluded two separate bipartisan investigations of the January 6 invasion of the U.S. Capitol.

Cheney and Kinzinger were among 10 Republicans who voted to impeach President Donald Trump following the events of January 6 and they were the only two Republicans who voted to create Pelosi’s select House committee on which they now serve.